Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love and Rockets, Vol. 41. “Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol. 4″
Following up on the storylines started in Vol. 3, the Brothers Hernandez, specifically Jamie, deliver one of the high points of their career. By Jamie & Gilbert Hernandez.

2. “Habibi”
Long-awaited graphic novel “Habibi” is a timeless, “Arabian Nights”-styled tale that follows the lives of two orphaned slaves. Exotic and lush, yet heartbreaking at times, it is an exploration of the Islamic culture by one of comics’ most deft craftsmen. By Craig Thompson.

3. “Hark! A Vagrant”
Kate Beaton takes a humorous trip through history and literature with witty, absurd humor featuring characters from Napoleon to Nancy Drew in this collection of comic strips. By Kate Beaton.

4. “Return to Perdition”
Vietnam veteran Michael Satariano Jr. attempts to get revenge for the mob hits on his parents. Working with a black ops program, Michael finds himself caught up in intrigue on all sides, and becomes even more conflicted once he enters a romance with a mobster’s niece. By Max Allan Collins & Terry Beatty.

5. “Big Questions”
This existentialist graphic novel follows a flock of birds dealing with a newcomer. Massive, bizarre and thought-provoking. By Anders Nilsen.

6. “Daytripper”
Originally released as 10 individual issues, each issue follows a day in the life of Bras de Olivias Dominguez, with each ending the same — he dies. The following story picks up at a different point in Bras’ life, unconnected to his previous death. By Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba.

7. “Feynman”
This graphic novel recounts the life and career of noted physicist Richard P. Feynman in a funny and educational book. By Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick.

8. “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story”
Jeff Jensen writes a true-crime story of the killer who plagued Oregon. Jensen’s father was the lead detective on the case, and the book also looks at the impact the case had on the family. Art by Jonathan Case.

9. “The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists”
It’s an alternate history of Canadian cartooning, centered on a fictional cartoon society in the city of Dominion, which served as a gathering place for artists. By Seth.

10. “Troop 142″
A webcomic story of a summer at a boys’ scout camp, it explores the cruelty of childhood, and the veneer of civility we paste on top of such conflicts as adults. By Mike Dawson.

For a more in-depth look at these awesome graphic novels of 2011, check out the full article on Matt’s Nerdage blog. Or come to Speeding Bullet and pick these gems up!

 
 
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  • All New Guardians Of Galaxy #2
  • Angel Season 11 #5
  • Archies #1
  • Batgirl #11
  • Batman 66 Meets Wonder Woman 77 #5
  • Batman Beyond #8
  • Batman The Shadow #2
  • Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #2
  • Black Hammer #9
  • Black Panther #14
  • Blue Beetle #9
  • Btvs Season 11 #7
  • Captain America Steve Rogers #17
  • Conan The Slayer #9
  • Deadly Class #28
  • Death Be Damned #4
  • Deathstroke #19
  • Detective Comics #957
  • Die Kitty Die Hollywood Or Bust #1
  • Doc Savage Ring Of Fire #3
  • Doctor Strange Sorcerers Supreme #8
  • Dying And The Dead #4
  • East Of West #33
  • Elektra #4
  • Garth Ennis Red Team Double Tap #9
  • Ghostbusters 101 #3
  • Gi Joe A Real American Hero #240
  • Guardians Of Galaxy Mother Entropy #4
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #21
  • Hellblazer #10
  • Highlander American Dream #4
  • I Am Groot #1
  • Infamous Iron Man #8
  • Injustice Ground Zero #12
  • James Bond Service Special
  • Jean Grey #2
  • Jim Henson Power Of Dark Crystal #3
  • Justice League Of America #7
  • Kamandi Challenge #5
  • Kiss #8
  • Letter 44 #33
  • Lumberjanes #38
  • Magdalena Vol 4 #3
  • Mass Effect Discovery #1
  • Mickey Mouse #20
  • Mighty Captain Marvel #5
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #19
  • Mosaic #8
  • Mother Panic #7
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #54
  • Normals #1
  • Old Guard #4
  • Optimus Prime #7
  • Plastic #2
  • Powerpuff Girls Time Tie #1
  • Rapture #1
  • Rat Queens #3
  • Rebels These Free & Independent States #3
  • Redneck #2
  • Ringside #10
  • Samaritan Veritas #1
  • Saucer State #1
  • Savage Dragon #224
  • Scooby Doo Team Up #26
  • Secret Warriors #2
  • Seven To Eternity #6
  • Shaolin Cowboy Wholl Stop The Reign #2
  • Star Trek Boldly Go #8
  • Star-lord Annual #1
  • Strawberry Shortcake #1
  • Suicide Squad #18
  • Sun Bakery #3
  • Tmnt Universe #10
  • Totally Awesome Hulk #19
  • Underwinter #3
  • Venom #150
  • Victor Lavalle Destroyer #1
  • Wonder Woman #23
  • X-men Blue #4
  • X-o Manowar #3
  • Back Issue #97
  • Dc Rebirth Justice League Action Figure 7 Pack
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  • Jack Kirby Collector #71
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  • Batman Wildcat Tp
  • Books Of Magic Tp Book 01
  • Catwoman When In Rome Tp
  • Conan Omnibus Tp Vol 02 City Of Thieves
  • Dc Universe By Mike Mignola Hc
  • Doctor Strange And Sorcerers Supreme Tp Vol 01 Out Of Time
  • Dying And The Dead Spec Ed Tp
  • Harrow County Tp Vol 05 Abandoned
  • Hellblazer Tp Vol 16 The Wild Card
  • Jla Year One Deluxe Ed Hc
  • Josie & The Pussycats Tp Vol 01
  • Micronauts Tp Vol 02 Earthbound
  • Moon Knight Tp Vol 02 Reincarnations
  • Moonshine Tp Vol 01
  • Science Comics Flying Machines Sc Gn
  • Shattered Warrior Gn
  • Silver Surfer Epic Collection Infinity Gauntlet Tp
  • Spider-man By Todd Dezago And Mike Wieringo Tp
  • Superman Adventures Tp Vol 03
  • Superman The Final Days Of Superman Tp
  • Superman The Golden Age Omnibus Hc Vol 04
  • Unworthy Thor Tp
  • Violent Love Tp Vol 01 Stay Dangerous
 
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